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| December 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

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The book lover’s dilemma: When to unpack my library?

The book lover’s dilemma: When to unpack my library?

| December 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

My foot on that brake was more urgent than I intended. I jumped out of my Volvo and rushed to the boîte of the local Little Free Library. I popped open its tiny-hinged double doors — but my book was gone. My beautiful book by Maggie Keswick, “The Chinese Garden: History, Art and Architecture.” I […]

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Brookside and the varied, winding paths to preservation

Brookside and the varied, winding paths to preservation

| December 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Last month, we began a report on the possible creation of additional historic districts in the Greater Wilshire area — [“Room to Grow?: Preserving not-yet-designated historic districts”]. Let us begin our exploration of the undesignated historic districts of Greater Wilshire with a closer look at what SurveyLA refers to as the Wilshire Crest – Mullen […]

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Windsor Village, Windsor Square, Larchmont Village neighborhoods meet

Windsor Village, Windsor Square, Larchmont Village neighborhoods meet

| December 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Neighborhood meetings gathered locals in late November. Two took place in Windsor Village (Wilshire to Olympic; Crenshaw [west side] to Lucerne) because the annual “Town Hall” meeting of the Windsor Square Association (Wilshire to Beverly; Arden to Van Ness) was held at the historic Ebell Club. The third was for the Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association, […]

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Smaller-scale plan moves forward for 410 N. Rossmore

Smaller-scale plan moves forward for 410 N. Rossmore

| December 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Final design and color choices are being made for a more modest remodel than previously planned for the five-story apartment building at 410 N. Rossmore Ave. The 1930s building, which was finished in the 1940s, had been poised for a seven-story addition. But the economic tide has shifted — changing with it the remodeling plans. […]

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Tour Rimpau Boulevard homes Nov. 5

Tour Rimpau Boulevard homes Nov. 5

| October 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

Tour three Hancock Park homes designed by legendary architects Roland E. Coate, FAIA, and Gordon B. Kaufmann, FAIA, on Sun., Nov. 5. The homes tour continues a long tradition going back to the founding of the local Windsor Square – Hancock Park Historical Society (WSHPHS) in 1976. This year’s WSHPHS tour event, from 11 a.m. […]

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